Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-552); Comment Request; Extension, 38709-38710 [2021-15543]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices 38709 FERC–725V, MANDATORY RELIABILITY STANDARDS: COM RELIABILITY STANDARDS (On-going) Maintain evidence of Interpersonal Communication capability 5. (On-going) Maintain evidence of training and assessments 6. (On-going) Maintain evidence of training 7 .. Total ..................................................... Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden & cost per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) 4 (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 1,313 (BA, DP, GOP, RC & TOP). 199 (BA, RC & TOP). 1,257 ................. (DP & GOP) ...... ........................... Comments: 5 6 7 Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: July 16, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–15588 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC21–25–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-552); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: 5 For COM–001–3 the BA, RC, TOP, GOP, DP were taken as aggregate to eliminate overlap if the same entity has multiple registrations. 6 For COM–002–4 the BA, RC and TOP were taken as aggregate to eliminate overlap if the same entity has multiple registration. 7 For COM–002–4 the DP and GOP were taken as aggregate to eliminate overlap if the same entity has multiple registrations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 1 1,313 4 hrs.; $228 ....... 5,252 hrs.; $299,364 ........... $228 1 199 8 hrs.; 456 ......... 1,592 hrs.; 90,744 ............... 456 1 1,257 8 hrs.; 456 ......... 10,056 hrs.; 573,192 ........... 456 ........................ 2,769 ........................... 16,900 hrs.; 963,300 ........... ........................ public comment on a renewal of currently approved information collection FERC–552, (Annual Report of Natural Gas Transactions), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Comments on the collection of information are due August 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC–552 to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902–0242) in the subject line of your comments. Comments should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Please submit copies of your comments to the Commission. You may submit copies of your comments (identified by Docket No. IC21–25–000) by one of the following methods: Electronic filing through http:// www.ferc.gov, is preferred. • Electronic Filing: Documents must be filed in acceptable native applications and print-to-PDF, but not in scanned or picture format. • For those unable to file electronically, comments may be filed by USPS mail or by hand (including courier) delivery. Æ Mail via U.S. Postal Service Only: Addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Æ Hand (Including Courier) Delivery: Deliver to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852. Instructions: OMB submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Using the search function under the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ field, select Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 click ‘‘submit,’’ and select ‘‘comment’’ to the right of the subject collection. FERC submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov. For user assistance, contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free). Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at https://www.ferc.gov/ferconline/overview. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC Form No. 552, Annual Report of Natural Gas Transactions. OMB Control No.: 1902–0242. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form No. 552 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected in the FERC Form No. 552 1 to provide greater transparency into the size of the physical natural gas market and the use of physical fixed-price and index-based natural gas transactions. This information assists the Commission and the public in assessing whether index prices are the result of a robust market of fixed-price transactions. FERC Form No. 552 had its genesis in the Energy Policy Act of 2005,2 which added section 23 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Section 23 of the NGA, among other things, directs the Commission ‘‘to facilitate price transparency in markets for the sale or transportation of physical natural gas in interstate commerce, having due regard for the public interest, the integrity of those markets, 1 FERC Form No. 552 is prescribed in 18 CFR 260.401. 2 Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58, sections 1261 et seq., 119 Stat. 594 (2005). E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 38710 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices and the protection of consumers.’’ 3 The 60-day notice comment period ended on 7/12/2021 and the Commission received no comments.4 Type of Respondents: Wholesale natural gas market participants. Estimate of Annual Burden:5 The Commission estimates the average annual burden and cost 6 for this information collection as follows. FERC FORM NO. 552, ANNUAL REPORT OF NATURAL GAS TRANSACTIONS Category Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) Wholesale natural gas market participants. 688 Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: July 15, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–15543 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC21–104–000. Applicants: Ensign Wind, LLC, Ensign Wind Energy, LLC, Minco Wind II, LLC, Minco Wind Energy II, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of Ensign Wind, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5082. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/21. 3 15 U.S.C. 717t–2(a)(1)(2006). FR 26022 (5/12/2021). 5 Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. Refer to 5 CFR 1320.3 for additional information. 4 86 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 1 688 Annual average burden hrs. & cost ($) per response Total average annual burden hrs. & cost ($) Average annual cost per respondent ($) (rounded) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 20 hrs.; $1,702.60 ................. 13,760 hrs.; $1,171,388.80 ... 1,702.60 Docket Numbers: EC21–105–000. Applicants: Georgia Power Company. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of Georgia Power Company. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5134. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2414–014; ER19–1044–004. Applicants: Old Trail Wind Farm, LLC, Telocaset Wind Power Partners, LLC. Description: Notice of Change in Status of Old Trail Wind Farm, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5110. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER12–1926–002; ER20–370–001; ER21–1198–001. Applicants: Union Atlantic Electricity, City Power & Gas, LLC, Pay Less Energy LLC. Description: Notice of Change in Status of Union Atlantic Electricity, et al. Filed Date: 7/15/21. Accession Number: 20210715–5136. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/5/21. Docket Numbers: ER19–2722–005. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Compliance filing: FastStart Compliance to Set Effective Date to be effective 9/1/2021. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5130. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–326–001. Applicants: Direct Energy Business Marketing, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Supplemental Report Regarding a Spot Sale in WECC to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5135. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–1921–001. Applicants: Citadel Energy Marketing LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Amendment to 1 to be effective 5/18/ 2021. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5038. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/21/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2436–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 924—Agreement with Tongue River Electric Cooperative (TRECO) to be effective 7/19/2021. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5027. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2437–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., American Transmission Company LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2021–07–16_SA 3675 ATC-Cloverland Electric PCA to be effective 9/15/2021. Filed Date: 7/16/21. Accession Number: 20210716–5032. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/6/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2438–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 3630R1 Maverick Wind Project GIA to be effective 6/29/2021. Filed Date: 7/16/21. 6 Costs (for wages and benefits) are based on wage figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for May 2020 (at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ naics2_22.htm) and benefits information (issued March 2020, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ ecec.nr0.htm). The staff estimates that 75% of the work is done by a financial analyst (code 13–2098) at an hourly cost of $66.09 (for wages plus benefits), and 25% of the work is done by legal staff members (code 23–0000) at an hourly cost of $142.25 (for wages plus benefits). Therefore, the weighted cost (for wages plus benefits) is calculated to $85.13/ hour [or ($66.09/hour * 0.75) + ($142.25/hour * 0.25)]. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 138 (Thursday, July 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. IC21-25-000]


Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-552); Comment 
Request; Extension

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or 
FERC) is soliciting public comment on a renewal of currently approved 
information collection FERC-552, (Annual Report of Natural Gas 
Transactions), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review.

DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due August 23, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC-552 to OMB through 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902-
0242) in the subject line of your comments. Comments should be sent 
within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
    Please submit copies of your comments to the Commission. You may 
submit copies of your comments (identified by Docket No. IC21-25-000) 
by one of the following methods:
    Electronic filing through http://www.ferc.gov, is preferred.
     Electronic Filing: Documents must be filed in acceptable 
native applications and print-to-PDF, but not in scanned or picture 
format.
     For those unable to file electronically, comments may be 
filed by USPS mail or by hand (including courier) delivery.
    [cir] Mail via U.S. Postal Service Only: Addressed to: Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First 
Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.
    [cir] Hand (Including Courier) Delivery: Deliver to: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852.
    Instructions: OMB submissions must be formatted and filed in 
accordance with submission guidelines at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Using the search function under the ``Currently Under Review'' 
field, select Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; click ``submit,'' 
and select ``comment'' to the right of the subject collection.
    FERC submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with 
submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov. For user assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support by email at [email protected], or 
by phone at: (866) 208-3676 (toll-free).
    Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of 
activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and 
issuances in this docket may do so at https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at 
[email protected], telephone at (202) 502-8663.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FERC Form No. 552, Annual Report of Natural Gas 
Transactions.
    OMB Control No.: 1902-0242.
    Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC Form No. 552 
information collection requirements with no changes to the current 
reporting requirements.
    Abstract: The Commission uses the information collected in the FERC 
Form No. 552 \1\ to provide greater transparency into the size of the 
physical natural gas market and the use of physical fixed-price and 
index-based natural gas transactions. This information assists the 
Commission and the public in assessing whether index prices are the 
result of a robust market of fixed-price transactions.
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    \1\ FERC Form No. 552 is prescribed in 18 CFR 260.401.
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    FERC Form No. 552 had its genesis in the Energy Policy Act of 
2005,\2\ which added section 23 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Section 
23 of the NGA, among other things, directs the Commission ``to 
facilitate price transparency in markets for the sale or transportation 
of physical natural gas in interstate commerce, having due regard for 
the public interest, the integrity of those markets,

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and the protection of consumers.'' \3\ The 60-day notice comment period 
ended on 7/12/2021 and the Commission received no comments.\4\
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    \2\ Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109-58, sections 1261 
et seq., 119 Stat. 594 (2005).
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 717t-2(a)(1)(2006).
    \4\ 86 FR 26022 (5/12/2021).
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    Type of Respondents: Wholesale natural gas market participants.
    Estimate of Annual Burden:\5\ The Commission estimates the average 
annual burden and cost \6\ for this information collection as follows.
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    \5\ Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. Refer to 
5 CFR 1320.3 for additional information.
    \6\ Costs (for wages and benefits) are based on wage figures 
from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for May 2020 (at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm) and benefits information 
(issued March 2020, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.nr0.htm). 
The staff estimates that 75% of the work is done by a financial 
analyst (code 13-2098) at an hourly cost of $66.09 (for wages plus 
benefits), and 25% of the work is done by legal staff members (code 
23-0000) at an hourly cost of $142.25 (for wages plus benefits). 
Therefore, the weighted cost (for wages plus benefits) is calculated 
to $85.13/hour [or ($66.09/hour * 0.75) + ($142.25/hour * 0.25)].

                                              FERC Form No. 552, Annual Report of Natural Gas Transactions
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                                                                                                                                              Average
                                          Number of     Annual number   Total number     Annual average burden     Total average annual     annual cost
               Category                  respondents    of responses    of responses      hrs. & cost ($) per     burden hrs. & cost ($)  per respondent
                                                       per respondent                          response                                    ($) (rounded)
                                                  (1)             (2)     (1) * (2) =  (4).....................  (3) * (4) = (5)........       (5) / (1)
                                                                                  (3)
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Wholesale natural gas market                      688               1             688  20 hrs.; $1,702.60......  13,760 hrs.;                   1,702.60
 participants.                                                                                                    $1,171,388.80.
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Dated: July 15, 2021.
Debbie-Anne A. Reese,
Deputy Secretary.
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